Robert's Appeal Turned Down

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

The Mississippi Court of Appeals has rejected the post-conviction claim of a Meridian man convicted in a Kemper County murder in 1999.

David Martin Robert is serving life without parole for the murder of Lakel Cross, who was shot six times. It happened outside a Porterville night club.

Robert was convicted by a Kemper County jury in 2000, but he argued that his lawyer should have done a better job.

The court ruled Tuesday that his lawyer made some mistakes, but they did not affect the trial's outcome.

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  • by Anonymous on Nov 6, 2009 at 03:18 PM
    His whole family is a menace to society...Everyone of them has been to jail except the mother and she accepts it she just hides behinds the church. And well the daddy is in jail for life, the brother was part of the drug bust a couple of weeks ago and the other brother and sister has been in jail or there's a possiblity they are in there now. So I say again he is in the best place he can be and aint nobody railroad him he just got what's coming to him...
  • by The King Location: meridian ms on Nov 4, 2009 at 05:15 PM
    everybody makes mistakes and david made the biggest one of his life.
  • by Jacqueline Location: meridian on Nov 4, 2009 at 11:34 AM
    I agree JUST ME...Studies have been done to show black individuals get more time than white individuals, hands down. I do think Blacks should do less to come into contact with the law (i.e breaking the law). The majority (Blacks) only have one time to make an impression; there are no second chances for many.We do have to do better as a race and and thats not to say that we don't have Blacks that don't excel because we do. But there is too many that are locked up, some mistakely judged and some judged accordingly.The leading cause of dealth in the Black community (approx. 15-30) is homicide. I pray that we do better for our kids. And we will in due time.
  • by Put the blame where the blame go on Nov 4, 2009 at 10:41 AM
    Did you forget ur brother took a life. So now u mad with the system because in turn he got life; my advice to you and many others don't put urself in those situation. Obviously ur brother is there not because of being a good boy!!!!
  • by Anonymous on Nov 4, 2009 at 07:04 AM
    Believe me he is in the best place he can be and that's behind bars...
  • by Just Me on Nov 4, 2009 at 05:33 AM
    This is just another black man they can get off the street. The justice system is horrible. The black men get life for whatever crime they commit. The others get a slap on the wrist. How is it a drug dealer can go to jail for more time than a murder. How is it celebrities kill people because they are dui and get a slap on the wrist. NFL player (black) gets 4 years for accidently shooting himself but if someone else had shot him they probably wouldn't get 4 years. My brother was railroaded the same way this young man is but the system doesn't care because again it's another young black man off the streets.
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